Interview

Rhonda Swan “An Unstoppable Global Phenomena”

By Eileen Shapiro | June 10, 2021

Rhonda Swan doesn’t allow her dreams to get in the way of her actions.

A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Madeleine Kaye From The Latin Supergroup Juliana

By Eileen Shapiro | May 23, 2021

Juliana to release new single “Petty Boys” summer 2021

Steve Hamm: Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret Is Breaking Into The Mainstream

By Eileen Shapiro | May 21, 2021

Military Veteran Steve Hamm Takes Hollywood By Storm

The Spotted Cat Magazine – SoHoJohnny “The Purpose, The Passion, The Music” By Eileen Shapiro

By admin | February 6, 2021

CONAL FOWKES INTERVIEWED ON THE PAUL LESLIE HOUR

By Jack Phillips | February 2, 2021

“many, many hours of private practice”

“Fuck Picking Cotton”: Sacha Jenkins’ THE 1865 Reinvents the Antebellum As Punk Rock Opera

By Tomas Doncker | April 8, 2019

“I can’t be quiet”

Touchy Feely’s Post-Modern Tron Sounds: James Dellatacoma, True Groove’s Chief Audio Engineer, Discusses His Debut EP

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2019

“I’ve literally worked on a computer, almost everyday, programming digital audio material, for the last 20 years”

Tsar’s Jeff Whalen Talks About His New Solo Album ‘10 MORE ROCK SUPER HITS’

By Alyson Camus | March 5, 2019

‘I don’t think anybody who likes Tsar will be all what-the-fuck-is-this-bullshit about this record’

Get To Know Power Rock Band, Wild Ride

By Alyson Camus | January 8, 2019

‘that was my first show, and I wanted to be like those guys on the stage’

No Kind of Hush: The Peter Noone Interview

By Helen Bach | June 16, 2018

we’d just beat people up

Pat Thetic of Anti Flag Talks Politics, Punk Rock, And Activism

By Jacob Fishman | July 19, 2017

“Punk Rock is always powerful”

Paris Jackson’s Series Of Believes

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2017

‘It sounds like a total conspiracy theory’

Prince Was Even Weirder Than You Thought

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2016

‘Why doesn’t Obama just outlaw birthdays?’

Outernational’s Miles Solay In Conversation, May 2012

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2016

‘all artists are political’

Bon Iver Doesn’t Like People Who Like To Be Famous

By Alyson Camus | September 25, 2016

‘Like, I’d prefer Beyoncé didn’t do a Pepsi tour’

Architect Wannabe Kanye Still Wants To Run For President And Work For IKEA?

By Alyson Camus | August 2, 2016

‘I have to work with IKEA — make furniture for interior design, for architecture’

Moby Talks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2016

He named himself after Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’

Paul Simon Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 8, 2016

‘Basically what’s happening on the big pop level is not very smart.’

Sia Talks… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | February 1, 2016

‘I’m pretty sure Beyonce recorded somewhere in the vicinity of 105 songs, and I know she recorded at least five or 10 of mine – and only one of them made her album.’

Noel Gallagher Talks And Talks… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2015

‘Does anybody give a fuck about what any of these current pop stars are up to? Who gives a shit what fucking One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30. Who gives a shit what Ellie Goulding is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my fucking mind. It blows my fucking mind. Nobody cares! Fame’s wasted on them, with their fucking in-ear monitors and their electronic cigarettes. And their fragrances that they’re bringing out for Christmas. You fucking dicks.’

Father John Misty Talks… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | November 2, 2015

So I wanted to test, ‘If I put something out here that is associated with this thing that is just barely clinging to the fringes of what could be considered relevant will it get printed in wide circulation?’ And it did.’

Ben Gibbard Talks About Songwriting,… But Not To us

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2015

‘I do feel that where we are now, certainly with rock & roll music, is that so much of it is variations on themes. But I think that it’s one’s particular creativity and individuality that comes out within that variation on a particular theme that makes a song great.’

Jack White’s Private Q&A: ‘I Don’t Belong Here’

By Alyson Camus | May 26, 2015

I only go to New York if I have to, nothing feels special there when you’re creative, everyone feels like they’ve seen and done it all, hard for me to be inspired.’

Art Garfunkel Talks… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 25, 2015

‘George came up to me at a party once and said ‘my Paul is to me what your Paul is to you.’ He meant that psychologically they had the same effect on us. The Pauls sidelined us. I think George felt suppressed by Paul and I think that’s what he saw with me and my Paul. Here’s the truth: McCartney was a helluva music man who gave the band its energy, but he also ran away with a lot of the glory.’

Alice Wheeler, Photographer And Friend Of Kurt Cobain, Speaks To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 18, 2015

‘If Kurt were still alive, he would be so over Courtney’, she says at one point. There has been a lot of speculation about an eventual divorce, and Alice says she doesn’t know exactly but ‘they had broken up, sort of, he was angry at her, at the way she was behaving’.

Oldies But Goldies: Bangles For Sale, Interview From 1985!!

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2015

Sure, I had a crush on Susannah Hoffs. I actually had a good friend named Stacey Ghindi, a Syrian Jewish girl, who looked very like her. And I got in trouble by Creem Editor Dave Dimartino because they wanted me to interview Vicki and I wanted Susannah, but I got both so I won. 1985 and the band had just hit big.

Los Angeles-Via-Melbourne Duo Satellite Sky Speaks To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 7, 2015

We love the old feel and sound of studio recordings that were tracked to tape and aimed to emulate that vibe on this recording. In this type of recording process, electrical currents produce different patterns of magnetism in the tape, so the word was quite relevant throughout

Oldies But Goldies: Titus Andronicus Talks To rock nyc In 2010

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2015

In the beginning of March, 2010, I sat down with Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles for would be my only interview with the indie rock superstar. One more than I’ve had with Kurt Vile, of course, so there is that. I was never very happy with the resulting story, and yes, absolutely blame me.

Morrissey Speaks… But Not To Us: ‘Crowd-Funding Is A Desperate Measure’

By Alyson Camus | April 29, 2015

‘It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? Brush our teeth? ‘

Best Coast Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

‘the two of us — me and Bob — don’t look like we belong together in the same band, which is something I’ve always loved. I’ll look at photos of us together sometimes and just be struck by what a strange-looking team we are. But that’s what makes us special.’

Lou Reed’s Sister: Electroshock Therapy Wasn’t To Treat Lou’s Homosexuality

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

‘My parents were many things, but homophobic they were not. In fact, they were blazing liberals. They were caught in a bewildering web of guilt, fear, and poor psychiatric care. Did they make a mistake in not challenging the doctor’s recommendation for ECT? Absolutely.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks About Her Father,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | April 10, 2015

‘In response to recent articles regarding comments from Kurt’s daughter, Frances, I want to make it clear that Frances is an innocent victim here. The real questions is; What does Frances really KNOW as opposed to WHAT SHE’S BEEN TOLD?’ Exactly!

When Iggy Pop Talks… But Not With Us, With Jarvis Cocker

By Alyson Camus | April 4, 2015

And this is what Jarvis had to add:’ Generally speaking, the more money a band has, the worse their records get …’ Well, this is true’ agrees Iggy. Nothing truer has ever been spoken.

M.I.A. Speaks (And Disses Diplo & Oprah)… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | March 24, 2015

In 2009, Time nominated me for one of the most influential people of the 21st century or something and I met Oprah at that party. And I was like, ‘Hey, people are gonna fucking die in my country. Like, please pay attention.’ And she was like, ‘You’re shit because you were rude to Lady Gaga and I’m not talking to you

Mayor Of Rochester Hills Hills, Bryan Barnett’s Responds To Madonna Insulting Her Hometown

By Iman Lababedi | March 19, 2015

“Have you ever been to Rochester Hills, Michigan?I just didn’t want to go back. I can’t be around basic, provincial-thinking people.I Just thought everyone was an idiot.”

New Blank On Blank Animation: Lou Reed On The Beatles

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2015

When [bands] did try to get, in quotes, ‘arty,’ it was worse than stupid rock & roll. What I mean by ‘stupid,’ I mean, like, the Doors.’… ‘I never liked the Beatles, I thought they were garbage. If you say, ‘Who did you like?’ I liked nobody.’

The Best Of Kanye West’s Style Magazine Interview

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2015

‘One of my dreams was to be the head creative director of the Gap. I’d like to be the Steve Jobs of the Gap.’ Some ambitious thought there, although the Gap? Really Kanye? That generic, right-in-the-middle-of-the-road brand? I know what you are gonna say, these sentences are taken out of context, but really, does the context matter with Kanye?

Joni Mitchell Speaks… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | February 13, 2015

She also has strong words about being alone :’Why does it come as such a shock to know you really have no one? If you’re not ready for that, it’s meaningless. If you’re ready for it and you’re in that space, you’ll burst into tears, and actually, it’ll make you stronger. You’ll be able to accept that, accept your loneliness, when you’re ready

Father John Misty Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | February 2, 2015

As Tillman surprisingly starts singing Celine Dion’s ‘That’s The Way It Is’ , the one that comes with the line ‘Love comes to those who believe it’, he declares ‘That’s one of the most fucked-up messages I received as a kid. If you’re not loved, it’s because you don’t ‘believe’ enough

Interview: Shinobi Ninja’s Buying Time, Rocking Hoods, Seven Years Later

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2015

“We’re all about love. We are always love, its just its just its just about music man.If you’ve got fans it means youre doing something right. If we can come over for you its a good look for us.”

My Day With The Decemberists, Wednesday January 21st 2015

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2015

I caught them, all sitting at a long table, greeting fans and dogs, but I didn’t stay long as I also wanted to catch them the same night at Sonos Studios. It was just a Q&A with Colin Meloy following by a listening party of the album, and by ‘just’ I meant that there was no performance alas…

Elliott Smith Gets His Blank On Blank Animation

By Alyson Camus | January 23, 2015

Elliott speaks about listening to Elvis Costello records and feeling like ‘a freak among other freaks’, about be given the ‘Folk music tag’ (which really bothered him) and about calling the addicts in his songs ‘the dependents’

Marilyn Manson Doesn’t Want To Take Any Responsibility For His Fans’ Actions

By Alyson Camus | January 22, 2015

‘If I was literally responsible for something I would take credit or accept the responsibility, if I did a crime I would take the punishment, but I’m not going to accept any blame for things that I make

Interview: Hollie Cook Brings Tropical Pop Warmth To Frozen New York City

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2015

Her pleasure is a songwriting purism if not indeed puritanism. She loves writing melodies. “I’m melody driven, that is usually the root where most of my ideas come from. I start with piano or guitar, more guitar, I’m very limited, I’m self-taught, as an instrumentalist really, but guitar will usually suffice.

Kill My Coquette’s Natalie Denise Sperl Speaks To Us!

By Alyson Camus | January 10, 2015

I can’t force a message. That would be posing. I write what I write. Mostly as of now it’s been personal. I’m not a role model. Sure, I have a platform but I’m not interested in preaching, per say. I want to write about what’s on my mind and on my heart at the moment.

Mark Ronson Talks (Just Not to Us)

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2015

“We did 45 takes of it and I just couldn’t get it, it sounded like horrible bullshit, so we went to lunch, walked down to a restaurant. Everyone was saying: ‘Dude, what’s wrong with you? You’ve gone totally white.’”

Billy Corgan Making A Fool Of Himself, Loosing His FanBase, Dissing Others

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2014

And his train of thought is totally contradictory, my fans are gone but ‘My position as an artist has basically not changed in a world’? Well, if you don’t have fans anymore… But that wasn’t it, Billy visited the Howard Stern show and basically dissed a few of his peers

Former Rolling Stones Manager Andrew Loog Oldham Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2014

Steve Jobs just became the new guy who stopped us getting paid. The record companies still do it, hiding behind the technology to fuck you. Steve Jobs just invented the new game and, ironically, paid for it with his life.

Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Raped By Famous Music Producer At 19

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2014

‘It didn’t affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later,’ she said. ‘It hit me so hard. I was so traumatized by it that I was like, ‘Just keep going,’ because I just had to get out of there.’

Kathleen Edwards Talks (Just Not To Us)

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2014

“I have people who come in and say, ‘Hey, I hear you used to be a singer. I’m still a singer. But the priority is somewhere else for now. I’m working my ass off, and I’m exhausted. But I’m happy. I’m really happy. I was emotionally exhausted for years. This is different, and good.”